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Spring 78: Politics and the American Soul

ISBN: 978-1-882670-80-2
280 pp.

The latest issue of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, Vol. 78, focuses on the theme of Politics and the American Soul. It contains a wide-ranging collection of articles by Jungian analysts, scholars, and cultural commentators on topics including the archetypal underpinnings of politics, fundamentalism and politics, the politics of war, terrorism, immigration issues, and violence.


Archetypal Reality in Politics Jerome Bernstein
America: Redeemer or Destroyer of the Higher Dream? Anne Baring
Violent Hearts: America's Divided Soul Luigi Zoja
The Terror of Soul/The Soul of Terror Ronald Schenk
Politics and Jungian Analysts: An "Enterview" with Jan Bauer and Lyn Cowan Robert S. Henderson
Headline: "Politics Banishes Psychology!" John A. Desteian
A Personal Reflection on Politics and the American Soul Thomas Singer
Psyches and Cities of Hospitality in an Era of Forced Migration: The Shadows of Slavery and Conquest on the "Immigration" Debate Mary Watkins
Social Suffering through Cultural Mourning, Cultural Melancholia, and Cultural Complexes Samuel L. Kimbles
America's Selective Remembering and Collective Forgetting of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jennifer Leigh Selig
Fundamentalism in the USA: Word Worship versus Thing Worship Ann Casement
Who Made You God?: Politics and the God-image Druscilla French
The Memory of the Hero and the Emergence of the Post-Heroic Attitude John Beebe
The French and the Revolution Syndrome Viviane Thibaudier
Letter from Switzerland Murray Stein
Embodied Imagination: A Conversation with Robert Bosnak Barbara Platek
La Vie en Rose, directed by Oliver Dahan Deldon Anne McNeely
Wisdom of the Psyche: Depth Psychology after Neuroscience by Ginette Paris Maureen Murdock
Psychopolitics of Liberation: Political Consciousness from a Jungian Perspective by Lawrence R. Alschuler Sylvester Wojtkowski
The Jung-White Letters edited by Ann Conrad Lammers, Adrian Cunningham, and Murray Stein John Dourley
The Principle of Individuation: Toward the Development of Human Consciousness by Murray Stein Susan Rowland
Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Art, Medicine, and Travel by Robert Bosnak Ginette Paris
A Limbo of Shards: Essays on Memory, Myth, and Metaphor by Dennis Patrick Slattery Roger C. Barnes
We Three: The Mythology of Shakespeare's Weird Sisters by Laura Shamas Susan Rowland


Anne Baring is a Jungian analyst and a retired member of the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA), living near Winchester, England. She is the author and co-author of five books including, with Jules Cashford, The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image; with Andrew Harvey, The Mystic Vision and The Divine Feminine; and a children's book, The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time. Her website, www.annebaring.com, explores the issues facing us at this crucial time of choice.

Roger C. Barnes, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Kansas, where he also obtained his doctoral degree in sociology.

John Beebe, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in San Francisco who lectures and writes frequently about issues of integrity and character in persons and nations. His essay "The Wizard of Oz: a vision of development in the American political psyche" can be found in The Vision Thing, edited by Thomas Singer.

Jerome S. Bernstein is a psychologist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico, who has written on political and clinical topics for over thirty years. His two books are: Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma (Routledge, 2005) and Power and Politics: The Psychology of Soviet-American Partnership (Shambhala,1989).

Ann Casement is a Senior Member of The British Association of Psychotherapists and a New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst. She served on the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) Executive Committee from 2001-2007. Her most recent edited books are The Idea of the Numinous: Contemporary Jungian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge, 2006), with David Tacey; and Who Owns Jung? (Karnac, 2007).

John A. Desteian, J.D., is a 1983 graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and a practicing Jungian analyst and licensed psychologist in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a member of the Minnesota Bar Association. He is the author of Coming Together-Coming Apart: The Union of Opposites in Love Relationships (Boston: Sigo Press, 1990) and a contributor to The Soul of Popular Culture, M.L. Kittelson, ed. (Chicago: Open Court Press, 1998).

John Dourley is a Jungian analyst (1980, C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich), and professor emeritus of the Religion Department, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is also a Roman Catholic priest with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He has written frequently on the religious implications of Jungian psychology.

Druscilla French, Ph.D., sits on the Board of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, where she endowed the French/Cumbie Chair in Conflict Studies. She has lived in the Washington, D.C. area for thirty years and has been politically active through five administrations. Currently, she is engaged in returning Senator Clinton to the White House, this time as the occupant of the Oval Office. She is a founder and the president of the Foundation for Mythological Studies (www.mythology.org).

Rev. Dr. Robert S. Henderson is a Pastoral Psychotherapist in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He and his wife, Janis, a psychotherapist, are co-authors of Living with Jung: "Enterviews" with Jungian Analysts: Volume 1 (Spring Journal Books, 2006). Volumes 2 and 3 are forthcoming, in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Samuel L. Kimbles, Ph.D., is an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. He is on the Clinical Faculty at the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the University of California, San Francisco Medical School. He maintains a private practice in Santa Rosa and San Francisco and is an organizational consultant. He is the editor, along with Thomas Singer, of The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society (Brunner-Routledge, 2004).

Deldon Anne McNeely, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Jungian analyst practicing in Virginia Beach. She is the author of several books and published articles, and is a training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the New Orleans Jungian Seminar.

Maureen Murdock is a depth psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and was Core Faculty in the MA Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of the best-selling book, The Heroine's Journey, as well as the newly revised Fathers' Daughters: Breaking the Ties that Bind; Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory; Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children; and The Heroine's Journey Workbook. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages.

Ginette Paris, Ph.D., is on the Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. Her most recent book is Wisdom of the Psyche: Depth Psychology after Neuroscience (Routledge, 2007). Her other works include Pagan Meditations:The Worlds of Aphrodite, Artemis, and Hestia (Spring Publications, 1991); Pagan Grace: Dionysus, Hermes, and Goddess Memory in Daily Life (Spring Publications, 1990); and The Psychology of Abortion (Spring Publications, 2nd ed., 2007).

Barbara Platek, M.A., LMHC, is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist and author in Ithaca, New York. A graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute, she has completed four years of training with the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts.

Susan Rowland, Ph.D., is Reader in English and Jungian Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK, and author of Jung as a Writer (Routledge, 2005). She was Chair of the International Association for Jungian Studies, 2003-2006.

Ronald Schenk, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst practicing, teaching, and writing in Dallas and Houston. He has written three books: The Soul of Beauty: A Psychological Investigation of Appearance, regarding psychology as an aesthetic enterprise; Dark Light: the Appearance of Death in Everyday Life, a series of essays on culture and imagination; and, The Sunken Quest, the Wasted Fisher, the Pregnant Fish: Essays in Postmodern Depth Psychology.

Jennifer Leigh Selig, Ph.D., is Chair of the Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She considers Martin Luther King, Jr. one of the greatest depth psychologists of the 20th century, and has researched and written extensively on King from a multitude of angles.

Thomas Singer, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst practicing in San Francisco, and has written widely on the collective psyche. He is co-editor with Samuel L. Kimbles of The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society (Brunner-Routledge, 2004); editor of The Vision Thing: Myth, Politics and Psyche in the World (Routledge, 2000); and co-author with Stuart Copans, M.D., of A Fan's Guide to Baseball Fever: The Official Medical Reference (Elijim Publications, 1991) and Who's the Patient Here?: Portraits of the Young Psychotherapist (Oxford University Press, 1978).

Murray Stein, Ph.D., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and is a training analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich. He is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society for Jungian Analysts (USA) and the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts, and was President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology from 2001 to 2004. He has written several books, including The Principle of Individuation: Toward the Development of Consciousness (Chiron, 2006); Transformation: Emergence of the Self, Carolyn and Ernest Fay Lecture Series (Texas A&M University Press, new ed., 2005); Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction (Open Court, 1998); Jung's Treatment of Christianity: The Psychotherapy of a Religious Tradition (Chiron, 1985); and In MidLife: A Jungian Perspective (Spring Publications, 1983). He is also the editor of Jungian Analysis and of the Chiron Clinical Series.

Viviane Thibaudier is the former president of the Société Française de Psychologie Analytique (SFPA), the French analytical society, and was the director of the Paris Jung Institute for 14 years. She is also the liaison between the developing analytic training group in China and the International Association for Analytical Psychology. She has published numerous articles in different journals as well as co-published with 4 other French analysts a Jungian dictionary. She lives and practices near Paris.

Mary Watkins, Ph.D., is a core faculty member and the coordinator of community and ecological fieldwork and research in the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of Waking Dreams, Invisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues, co-editor of Psychology and the Promotion of Peace, co-author of Talking with Young Children about Adoption, and co-author (with Helene Lorenz) of the forthcoming Toward Psychologies of Liberation (Palgrave Macmillan). She is a co-founder of Santa Barbara for Immigrant Justice.

Sylvester Wojtkowski, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. He is a founding member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (JPA) and a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the New School. He is a board member of the C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology.

Luigi Zoja, a native of Italy and a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, lectures, teaches, and maintains an active clinical practice in Milan. A former President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, he has written a number of books, including: Violence in History, Culture, and Psyche, forthcoming from Spring Journal Books, March, 2008; Ethics and Analysis: Philosophical Perspectives and Their Application in Therapy, Carolyn and Ernest Fay Lecture Series in Analytical Psychology, No. 13, Texas A&M University Press, 2007; Cultivating the Soul, Free Association Books, 2005; Jungian Reflections on September 11: A Global Nightmare (as co-editor with Donald Williams), Daimon, 2002; Father: Historical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives, Routledge, 2001; Drugs, Addiction and Initiation: The Modern Search for Ritual, Daimon, 2000; Growth and Guilt: Psychology and the Limits of Development, Routledge, 1995.